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My wife broke the key off in the ignition switch. do I have to replace or is there way to remove the end of the key

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Yes if you buy a couple of dentist picks from the parts store you can put one on each side of the key and pull it out or if you have a couple of large safety pins that you don't mind bending it straight. once you get the key out take it to a lock smith to get a new key made.

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